Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: Chemical Secret audio CD pack, Paperback Book

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 3:: Chemical Secret audio CD pack Paperback

Part of the Oxford Bookworms ELT series

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Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR.

John Duncan was an honest man, but he needed money. He had children to look after. He was ready to do anything, and his bosses knew it.

They gave him the job because he couldn't say no; he couldn't afford to be honest. And the job was like a poison inside him. It changed him and blinded him, so that he couldn't see the real poison - until it was too late.

CEFR B1 Word count 10,385


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80 pages, line illustrations
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
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  • Category: ELT graded readers
  • ISBN: 9780194791120

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"In fact, we’re going to be rich.” John Duncan smiled at his children. He got a good job as a chemist and 9 years have passed since his wife died. However his son-in-low had found some information about the waste product from the paint factory which John works for. As a chief biologist or a father of his children, what does he speak in the court?If I were him, I'll speak true for people who lives near the factory. I think he is poor because he lost everything.

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John Duncan was an honest biologist, but he needed money. Because of money, he couldn't afford to be honest. A poison changed him and blinded him...This story is tragedy. The story is interesting, but also very sad. He loved his chiledren, so he got a job, but as a result, he lost the future. It's very difficult problem, I think. A chemical problem is also serious problem.